SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone

 

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The SM48 is a rugged cardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.Read moreGo to the glossary dynamic microphoneDynamic mics have a simple, rugged construction and can handle very high sound pressure levels.Read moreGo to the glossary with great sound and durable construction for reliable use in spoken word and vocal performance applications.

Best suited to:
Speech

Also great for:
Vocal

Dynamic
Cardioid
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  • Description
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Description:

What is the SM48 best suited to?

Its been designed as a vocal mic that a budget conscious singer could use for lead or backup vocals on stage. Other applications could include speeches, pub quizzes and karaoke. 

What are the features?

The SM48 has a cardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.Read moreGo to the glossary pickup pattern which provides superior gain before feedbackSustained howl when a mic hears a loudspeaker already reproducing that mic's sound.Read moreGo to the glossary. Its frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary is tailored for vocals, with a brightened mid-range and bass roll-off to control the proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary. The cartridge is shock-mounted for exceptional ruggedness and reduced handling noise.

The SM48S version features a lockable On/Off switch

Features:

  • CardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.Read moreGo to the glossary pickup pattern rejects off-axis sound and provides superior gain before feedbackSustained howl when a mic hears a loudspeaker already reproducing that mic's sound.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary tailored for vocals, with brightened mid-range and bass rolloff to control proximity effectWith a directional mic, more bass is added when the mic is closer to the sound source.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Shock-mounted cartridge for exceptional ruggedness and reduced handling noise
  • Built-in "pop" filter that reduces explosive breath sounds and wind noise
  • Supplied stand adapter and carrying/storage bag
  • Lockable On/Off switch (SM48S only)
  • Legendary Shure quality and ruggedness

Specs:

  • Transducer TypeA transducer converts sound into an electrical signal. The two most common types are dynamic and condenser. Read moreGo to the glossary : DynamicDynamic mics have a simple, rugged construction and can handle very high sound pressure levels.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Polar PatternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary: CardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Frequency ResponseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary: 55 Hz - 14 kHz
  • SensitivityThis is how mich signal a microphone produces for a given amount of sound.Read moreGo to the glossary (1 kHz): -58 dBV/Pa / 1,88 mV/Pa
  • Weight: 370 g
  • Frequency ResponseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary Curve:

Downloads:

User Guides

In the box:

  • Swivel Adapter (Part No: A25D)
  • Storage Bag (Part No: 26A13)

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A58WS

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